Montana Brown claims a stalker used an Apple AirTag to trace his location.
The previous ‘Love Island’ star found her actions had been being tracked by an AirTag — a small gadget that normally pairs with a cellphone — throughout a visit to Los Angeles.
Montana, 27 – who downloaded the gadget with out considering an excessive amount of – instructed BBC Newsbeat: ‘It wasn’t till I obtained house and instructed a number of of my mates… I noticed it is so creepy .
“My mates had been like, ‘it is best to undoubtedly make a giant deal about this as a result of it may occur to anybody.'”
Montana truly detailed her expertise on social media, and after studying her responses, the TV star realized that “that is clearly one thing that occurs very often.”
She added: “That is clearly a way that folks use to trace folks and perhaps observe ladies who’re touring alone.
“So it was type of a penny drop. I used to be simply grateful that I discovered it and was capable of do away with it.”
Tallulah Belassie-Web page, of The Suzy Lamplugh Belief, which helps victims of stalking, revealed that incidents of monitoring have lately elevated.
He shared, “We’ve acquired a number of experiences of AirTags getting used to trace victims, typically with school-age victims receiving these alerts that an AirTag is on their individual.
“They had been made by Apple that will help you observe issues like keys and wallets, however we all know that within the arms of the flawed perpetrator they can be utilized for stalking.”
In the meantime, Apple has condemned the misuse of its merchandise “within the strongest doable phrases.”